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Deputy Sheriff Cecil Vincent Chapman | Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Cecil Vincent Chapman

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, September 9, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1935

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Deputy Chapman was shot and killed while he and his partner were on a stakeout for two robbery suspects who had been robbing couples. The officers were sitting in their police car near Walnut Hill and Midway Road when the two suspects drove past them, turned around, and returned to the car. One of the suspects got out of the car and approached the officers with his gun drawn. A shootout ensued and Deputy Chapman and one of the suspects were both fatally wounded. The other officer was also wounded but able to take the second suspect into custody. That suspect was convicted of murder and executed in 1935.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 2, 2013

 

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